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UPDATE: Toddler who allegedly died at the hands of his mother's boyfriend laid to rest Monday.

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HAMILTON COUNTY, TN (WRCB) - UPDATE: The Soddy Daisy toddler who allegedly died at the hands of his mother's boyfriend was laid to rest Monday. 

Family and friends gathered to say their finals goodbyes.

Twenty-three-year old Justin Bradley is charged with criminal homicide for the death of 3-year-old Dakota Aarndt.

Three-year-old Dakota was taken to the hospital and placed on life support, but did not survive.

Funeral services were held in the Legacy Funeral Home Chapel.

Dakota's family donated his organs to help save other lives.

Dakota's mother's boyfriend, 24-year-old justin bradley is charged with criminal homicide in Dakota's death. 

He'll be back in court at the end of the month.

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The man accused of killing his girlfriend's 3-year-old son made his first court appearance Friday.
Justin Bradley is charged with criminal homicide for the death of 3-year-old Dakota Arndt. During the appearance, Bradley waived his right to a 10 day preliminary hearing.

Bradley told police the boy drowned in the bathtub, but a medical examiner said the toddler's conditions were not consistent with a drowning, and the boy had injuries all over his body as well as brain swelling.

At the time of the events, Dakota's mother -was at Silverdale serving time for a DUI.

Bradley is also expected in court next month for a separate assault charge.

He's being held on more than a one million dollar bond. He'll be back in court September 30 for his preliminary hearing.

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